fake hate crimes: a database of hate crime hoaxes in the usa

The purpose of this site is to compile a comprehensive database of the false reports of "hate crimes" committed (mostly) in the USA. It builds on the work of Laird Wilcox, whose Crying Wolf (PDF) is the original book on this subject. The books Hate Crime Hoax and Hate Crimes: Criminal Law & Identity Politics are also recommended.

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645. Juvenile bomb-threat caller never posed credible danger to HBCUs, but FBI refused to say so until after midterms / FBI kept "non-credible" case open until after midterms, will not reveal hoaxer's age, race, location, or motive. / 2022-12-01
Type of hoax: charged with committing crime


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FBI admits bomb threats to 59 HBCUs were non-credible hoaxes by a minor now under state indictment.